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CAP Begins 2014-15 on Record Pace

CAP Begins 2014-15 on Record Pace
Friday, August 22, 2014
Gretchen Mohney has come to recognize coaches who think they already know it all. “My favorite is when they admit that they’ve done something wrong, and they want to know how to do something better,” said Mohney, a highly-respected trainer and strengt...
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In Others’ Words

In Others’ Words
Friday, August 22, 2014
It chafes me to hear a CEO say he or she wants to know what “creative” has to say about a sponsorship initiative before the CEO will offer an opinion.
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Be the Referee: Football Targeting

Be the Referee: Football Targeting
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The MHSAA's new "Be the Referee" series kicks off the 2014-15 football season by explaining targeting fouls.  
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Use of Participation Fees Rises Slightly

Use of Participation Fees Rises Slightly
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Nearly 57 percent of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics in 2013-14, according to the most recent survey taken by the MHSAA – indicating a slight increase in use of fees compared...
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See the Whole Play

See the Whole Play
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“To make the right call we have to avoid narrow focus and be aware of all details.”
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Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons
Friday, August 15, 2014
There are three actions on a fast-moving expressway that jeopardize the health of travelers that are like three actions that jeopardize the health of organizations.
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Online & On-Demand, Video 24/7

Online & On-Demand, Video 24/7
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Online and on-demand video of school sports has never been more accessible for those involved.  The technology is a boon for coaches, students, fans and officials when used for all the right reasons. 
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Bath Ace Leaves Legacy of Perfection

Bath Ace Leaves Legacy of Perfection
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ryan Orr’s 34-3 pitching record over four seasons for Bath’s varsity baseball team is impressive on its own.  But it’s only the start on the legacy he’s left all over the MHSAA baseball record book.
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Ready for Some Football

Ready for Some Football
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
How seriously should we take public criticism of tackle football when that public promotes boxing or cage fighting?
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'Best of' Closes with Big-Time Broadcasts

'Best of' Closes with Big-Time Broadcasts
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A Football Playoff Semifinal game which went down to the wire highlights the eighth and final week of the "Best Of 2013-14” offerings on the MHSAA.tv Website.
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Software Development

Software Development
Friday, August 8, 2014
In school sports, coaches don’t select and sculpt the body type as much as welcome what comes to them and work to develop skills to overcome inherent shortcomings.
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Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off

Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The first practices of 2014-15 begin next week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. Nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in...
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Softball Stars Finish as Record Breakers

Softball Stars Finish as Record Breakers
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
This spring saw the final high school games for a number of Michigan's softball standouts, including a pair of hitters – Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart's Sara Hansen and New Lothrop's Morgan Rombach –  who now sit atop categories in the MHSAA record b...
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Elite Soccer?

Elite Soccer?
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Predictably, those who don’t understand or don’t like soccer ridiculed the sport, while the sport’s devotees ignored ugly blemishes on the face of the “beautiful game.”
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Now Showing: Best of Spring, part 1

Now Showing: Best of Spring, part 1
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Spring sports championships dominate the final two weeks of the "Best of 2013-14” offerings on the MHSAA.tv Website, which is in its seventh week.
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Athletes: Prepare to Beat the Heat

Athletes: Prepare to Beat the Heat
Monday, August 4, 2014
Despite unseasonably cool temperatures this summer in Michigan, high school athletes should prepare for the heat that usually accompanies August and the beginning of Michigan High School Athletic Association fall practices as they kick off next week. Each year, the MHS...
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Who’s Listening?

Who’s Listening?
Friday, August 1, 2014
Generally, such criticism comes from those who favored a different decision. They complain about the process when it’s really the result of the process that bothers them.
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All Saints Celebrates on Big Screen

All Saints Celebrates on Big Screen
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Forty years ago, Bay City All Saints brought its hometown the first of two straight MHSAA boys basketball championships – which continue to stand as the only ones won by a Bay City school. As part of the Class of 1974’s 40-year reunion this weekend, organiz...
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More than 200 Reach Higher at Milford

More than 200 Reach Higher at Milford
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Groups of 103 boys and 98 girls attended the annual Reaching Higher showcases this month, July 16 and 23 at Milford High School.  The event, in its sixth year, aims to give athletes a vision of what it takes to become a college basketball player and also succ...
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A Leading Official

A Leading Official
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
For more than a decade, Mark Uyl has been the MHSAA’s leader of service and support to officials.
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